Archives for March 2014

VED Rates 2014

In yesterdays budget – Wednesday 19th March 2014 – the government increased the amount of road tax – Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) – that road users have to pay. This increase, albeit a small increase included most motorcycles, apart from those under 150cc. The largest bikes, over 600cc the VED was put from £78 to […]

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FIM – Public Policy Newsletter

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM, Federation of International Motorcycling) has announced the re-launch of its Public Policy Newsletter. The decision to re-launch the newsletter was taken at last months FIM Commissions Conference in Geneva, Jesper Christensen, Director of the Public Affairs Commission said, “Previously the focus was very much on the European scene, but […]

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Job At The BMF

The British Motorcyclists Federation is looking to recruit a  – Government Relations Executive Officer (GREO) The BMF, the UK leading Riders Rights organisation, is looking to recruit a dynamic person to fill this exciting and challenging role and to join the hard working staff and volunteers within this exciting and vibrant organisation. This role will […]

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Highwaymen – Get A Card

The Highwaymen MCC – Right To Ride Club Supporters are the latest club to receive the NI Biker Safety (CRASH) Card. The club was formed last year and they are looking forward to a bright new future. Melvyn Anderson the club founder, explains the history of the formation of the Highwaymen MCC, about the club […]

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Outraged At London

Over the last few months we have been reporting on the threat to 300 employees of losing their jobs at the DVA (Driver and Vehicle Agency)  in Northern Ireland. The threat which is now a reality and looks like a foregone conclusion, as the announcement has been made by Ministers in London, to centralise all […]

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RWT – MEPs Vote

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg MEPs voted yesterday, 11th March 2014 and accepted the deal with member states on minimum common standards for periodic vehicle inspections, vehicle registration documents and roadside inspections of commercial vehicles. We have been reporting on the original European Commission proposal for a regulation since 2010, which would have included […]

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AA – “Thinks Bikes!”

The AA (Automobile Association) and the AA Charitable Trust, with support from British Cycling and The Motorcycle Industry Association, launched a national ‘Think Bikes!’ awareness campaign in central London last week. The campaign will initially see one million free stickers distributed to drivers as a reminder to do a ‘double-take’ in their mirrors for cycles […]

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Psycho Cycles

At Right To Ride we like to support local motorcycle businesses as much as possible, whether that is physically buying “stuff” from them or promoting them here on the website. One such business is Psycho Cycles, which is a motorcycle spray painting company based in Newtownards, Co.Down. Psycho Cycles specialize in classic restoration but also […]

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Rolling Road Trials

Update – The Rolling Road test was implemented as part of the MoT test in Northern Ireland – October 2014 Watch the videos below to see how the test is now conducted. See our new post – MoT – Brakes On – with more detailed information on the trials introduction! – Click Here For the […]

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VED In-Line Again

Doing the rounds again is the “promotion” on the internet by various means, usually a forwarded message, mostly on Facebook, of an e-petition on the HM Government website as regards VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) and motorcycles. The petition asks that motorcycle road tax be brought in line with that of cars, giving an example of […]

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Irish Bikers Bible

The Irish Bikers Bible has just announced that the 1st Edition for 2014 will be available on sale from the 12th March 2014. The 1st edition in 2014 will include an – A3 pull out Rally Calendar – A3 pull out Calendar including Road Racing / Short Circuit Racing and full Track Day and training […]

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